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Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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My mother is having multiple gall stones but CBD is clear. She develops upper back pain or sometimes rt. sided upper abdomen pain but only on exertion?

My mother is having multiple gall stones but CBD is clear.
She develops upper back pain or sometimes rt. sided upper abdomen pain but only on exertion?

Maybe not stones: These symptoms do not sound like they are gallstone related. Typically, pain related to gallstones is in the mid-right upper abdomen, and radiates to the back. Crampy in nature. Classically 30-60 minutes after eating, especially with fatty foods. Not every patient has the classic symptoms however. Best to discuss with a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause upper left (front and back) abdominal pain ?

What can cause upper left (front and back) abdominal pain ?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, radiates to back and front of thigh. Constant sharp throbbing pain. Alleviates slightly when lay on left side. ?

Lower right abdominal pain, radiates to back and front of thigh. Constant sharp throbbing pain. Alleviates slightly when lay on left side. ?

Need Medical Checkup: Any pain in the abdomen which persists and is getting worse requires you to have a medical examination by your physician. If you have fever along with pain, then it is more urgent to see a doctor today. You may go to an ER unless your doctor can see you in his/her office today. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have very strong abdominal pain, cramps, and birpping, can it be possible I have stool stuck in system?The pain is on the left sideand on my back area

Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diverticulitis, a potentially serious common colon infection, and colon cancer should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am a 35 year old woman having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

I am a 35 year old woman  having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

Probably is : Go easy on the alcohol, sometimes associated with pancreatitis, which can cause pain in the left back. If it is a strained muscle there should be a history of starting of the pain after exercise or exertion. If this persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you list the different possible reasons for months of LLQ abdominal pain, sometimes in groin or left side back. Small amount of melena in stool. Pain is constant, burning or pressure in changing areas of left abdomen. 33yr male?

Can you list the different possible reasons for months of LLQ abdominal pain, sometimes in groin or left side back.  Small amount of melena in stool.  Pain is constant, burning or pressure in changing areas of left abdomen.  33yr male?

LLQ: These symptoms in your age group are suggestive of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn' s disease. Ulcerative colitis usually has more diarrhea with red blood in the stools. Diverticulitis of the Left colon generally does not have associated bleeding. Kidney stones aren't very likely the problem. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, abdominal pain, feels like there's something around lower left ab, Pain goes down legs.Sore vaginal area. History of cysts & csection?

Hard to say: Vaginal, low back, abdominal pain could be kidney, back, bowel, intestine, pelvic related. Best to get checked by your doctor or at an emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more